Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis for December 08, 2023

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    J.J. O'Malley  4 months ago

    Nope, that’s too low-hanging a fruit for me to even consider. See you all Saturday.

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    Bill Thompson  4 months ago

    Pete is jealous. Somebody couldn’t even bother to decide on his last name. And whatever it is, Mindy looks like she doesn’t want it for her married name.

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    Bill Thompson  4 months ago

    Your parents chose your last name, and why are you surprised it wasn’t their last name?

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    benjnavarro28  4 months ago

    I do think it’s pretty amusing that the darkest, most depressing strip in the newspaper (so I’ve been told anyway) was called…Funky Winkerbean…

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    B UTTONS  4 months ago

    Pete will adopt for his pseudonym … Crankbean

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    Jacob Mattingly   4 months ago

    Okay I wanted a fist fight but these two going on a road trip to punch out their creator is better.

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    Macushlalondra  4 months ago

    In your case, Ed, it was to describe your personality. That’s why we call you Cranky. But a better name would’ve been Pyromaniac.

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    There is probably a website somewhere. (AI for the weird win!)

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    French Persons Premium Member 4 months ago

    Whyyy. Dead St. Lisa, of course!

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    sueb1863  4 months ago

    Well, names are artificial, so you can call yourself anything you want. Although if you want to legally use it you need to file paperwork.

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    oakie817  4 months ago

    don’t these two already know each other?

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    The author.

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    Blu Bunny  4 months ago

    Same person that ran this strip into a hole. Soon be a black hole.

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    rockyridge1977  4 months ago

    A jab at all the negative comments about F and C!!!!!!!

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 4 months ago

    Remember when Montoni’s Pizza on the glass used to be red??

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    jtburgess Premium Member 4 months ago

    I don’t know. Is his real name Batiuk?

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    csroberto2854  4 months ago

    Funky: My surname was anglicized from an Russian surname that’s very hard to pro-


    (Funky beats Crank up while Popey Meat/Mopey Pete/Droop Dawg/Mopey McMopester and Mindy/Generic Blond Woman look on in horror)

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    A very rich man maybe?……

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    tcayer  4 months ago

    CRANKSHAFT because you drive a bus… No idea where Winkerbean came from?

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    lemonbaskt  4 months ago

    what name would you prefer ed CRABSALAD

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    Brian Perler Premium Member 4 months ago

    “We should sue someone for giving us these stupid names.”

    “Good a call! I’ll get my lawyer, Amicus Breef, on it.”

    “Okay, new plan. I call it ‘The Burnings’…”

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    Surly Squirrel Premium Member 4 months ago

    Attempting to track the relative position of each character this week is giving me motion sickness. Are there mirrors involved? Are they orbiting one another? Are they performing some form of Sicilian fertility dance?

    How about a square dance? Allemande Left with your corner! Do si do! Promenade!Reply

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    Sheldon A Wiebe Premium Member 4 months ago

    Game, set and match to Funky Winkerbean.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  4 months ago

    The OTHER site has no comments—-so I’ll go off course here.

    Will somebody PLEASE tranquilizer-dart Sally Forth’s mother??

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    Mimi Premium Member 4 months ago

    ask if you can buy the sauce recipe.

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    carsc23 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I only started reading FW and Crankshaft in the last 4-5 years. Are we to believe the two title characters have never met until this week’s storyline?

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    Trevor.brown  4 months ago

    How is Funky as old as Crankshaft when he was a high schooler when Ed was an old bus driver?

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